Overview

Our team has an extensive portfolio of project work, which includes many significant developments within the last few years including multi-million pound public private partnership (PPP) / private finance initiative (PFI) projects and Wales’ first-ever Mutual Investment Model (MIM) scheme, with a proven track record of successfully advising on all stages of the project. Our clients benefit from our thorough knowledge of devolved legislation and cross-border expertise.

Expertise
 

Our experts can support you from start to finish on your projects, from initial planning and construction contracts to development finance and funding models.

Our expertise includes advising on:

  • Projects with devolved legislation (England & Wales)
  • PFI/PPP contract variations and renegotiations
  • Mutual Investment Model (MIM)
  • Procurement strategy
  • General planning and environmental work - full range of planning and environmental issues (transactional and ad hoc advice).
  • Renewable energy - occupy a leading position in the renewable energies market in Wales.
  • Energy related projects for housing associations
  • Renewable schemes - act for investors and contractors in relation to renewable work
  • Utilities - advice on sewerage infrastructure adoption work throughout Wales, as well as procurement and supply chain management.
  • Regulatory - act in a wide range of criminal environmental breach allegations.
  • Litigation
  • CPO - deal with both making and objecting to complex CPOs.
  • Refinancing

 

Sector insight
 

We have extensive insight into particular sectors and how they operate, including: housing, energy and renewables, infrastructure, mining and minerals, retail and transport.

Our top ranked team has clients in both the public and private sectors and has a proven track record of successfully advising on a range of projects and disputes in the construction, engineering and energy sectors.

We have specialist expertise in the housing, retail, infrastructure, transport and renewable energy sectors. We also carry out due diligence work for funders involved in development or project finance.

Multi-disciplinary team
 

Our multi-disciplinary team advises on all aspects of projects, from conception to completion including: project financing, property, construction and environmental law including transaction, regulatory and litigation based work.

We work closely with our banking and finance team as well as real estate financing experts from our commercial property team to ensure that we offer a full and seamless service to our clients on complex and major project work.

Our experts can support you from start to finish on your projects, from initial planning and construction contracts to development finance and funding models.

Our expertise includes advising on:

  • Projects with devolved legislation (England & Wales)
  • PFI/PPP contract variations and renegotiations
  • Mutual Investment Model (MIM)
  • Procurement strategy
  • General planning and environmental work - full range of planning and environmental issues (transactional and ad hoc advice).
  • Renewable energy - occupy a leading position in the renewable energies market in Wales.
  • Energy related projects for housing associations
  • Renewable schemes - act for investors and contractors in relation to renewable work
  • Utilities - advice on sewerage infrastructure adoption work throughout Wales, as well as procurement and supply chain management.
  • Regulatory - act in a wide range of criminal environmental breach allegations.
  • Litigation
  • CPO - deal with both making and objecting to complex CPOs.
  • Refinancing

 

We have extensive insight into particular sectors and how they operate, including: housing, energy and renewables, infrastructure, mining and minerals, retail and transport.

Our top ranked team has clients in both the public and private sectors and has a proven track record of successfully advising on a range of projects and disputes in the construction, engineering and energy sectors.

We have specialist expertise in the housing, retail, infrastructure, transport and renewable energy sectors. We also carry out due diligence work for funders involved in development or project finance.

Our multi-disciplinary team advises on all aspects of projects, from conception to completion including: project financing, property, construction and environmental law including transaction, regulatory and litigation based work.

We work closely with our banking and finance team as well as real estate financing experts from our commercial property team to ensure that we offer a full and seamless service to our clients on complex and major project work.

Key contact

Ioan is head of the firm’s business services division. This division comprises all of the teams which provide transactional, contractual, advisory and dispute resolution advice to businesses and organisations across various sectors.  Ioan also is Head of our Construction, Energy and Projects team and has spent almost 20 years advising clients on non-contentious and contentious construction matters. He has extensive experience in the construction and engineering sector and has acted in a number of high value and complicated disputes.

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Mutual Investment Model (MIM)

The Mutual Investment Model (or MIM for short) is revolutionising the way public infrastructure is built and maintained in Wales.

As a relatively new concept in the construction world, you need lawyers who have experience of the intricacies involved in the model, who have a solid understanding of the process, who can approach your project with confidence and can advise you quickly; a team who can hit the ground running.

We’re proud to say that our experts were heavily involved in Wales' first-ever MIM project – the £590 million Heads of the Valleys A465 road expansion scheme. We’re also advising several of our other clients on MIM schemes – all at various stages of the process.

If you’re looking for legal advice on a MIM scheme, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

What is MIM?
 

Designed by the Welsh Government, MIM aims is to improve public services by financing major public projects and supporting additional investment in social and economic infrastructure.

Working in partnership with private contractors, the Welsh Government pays a fee to cover the cost of construction, maintenance and financing the project. At the end of the contract, the asset transfers into public ownership.

During the construction phases of the projects, the Welsh Government works with the private contractors to help create apprenticeships and traineeships to benefit local communities.

See more about MIM on the Welsh government website.

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